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Poster: edkinn Date: Oct 25, 2008 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Need some Great suggestions

I just listened to the following show:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-08-14.sbd.ladner.21268.sbeok.shnf

If you have not sampled this, stop what you are doing and do it NOW! I sizzled a speaker during the Other One, it was still worth it.

I am looking for shows from early 71 through very early 72. This seems to be a time where they are getting tighter but still possess the EDGE that I love to hear. Any recommendations (besides the Spring Filmore run & the Hollywood Paladium) that would fit this bill? My only requirement is that the sound is clean & pristine!

Thanks in advance!



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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 25, 2008 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

4/29/71 is often recommended and rightfully so...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-29.sbd.frisco.16782.sbeok.shnf

but DO take the time to give the NRPS set a listen as well...

http://www.archive.org/details/nrps1971-04-29.shnf

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 25, 2008 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

Here are two of my favorites:

1971-07-02 Fillmore West
Reviewers say: "A crystal clear & wonderful show; words cannot do justice." "Among the handful of best '71's," according to Dr. Flashback. Highlights: the 18 minute good lovin' and 20 minute cryptical>drums>other one (called "some of the most insired versions played during all of 71.") The 17-minute Good Lovin closing set 1 is called one of the "top 5 good lovins of all time. this is pure G.D. rock & roll."
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-07-02.sbd.backus.11798.sbeok.shnf

1971-12-31 Winterland
First show with Donna (One More Saturday Night). First Chinatown Shuffle and Big River. The show when Bill Graham came out in a diaper at midnight as the infant new year; his intro to second set is also amusing. Gorgeous Black Peter, delightful Dancin' In the Streets, and everything tight and upbeat. Dr. Flashback: "without question my favorite show of the year." From a KSAN FM broadcast. The first set is excellent, and the entire second set is amazing; best Black Peter, lovely bluesy Same Thing, just one delight after another.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2008 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

Yep! Lets hear it for 7-2!

Great show, great sound, one of my favs of the year.

Looks like you have the year well in hand, but another great one:

Harding Theatre, 11-7-71!

A must have.

So, Feb, 18-22; Apr 25-29, Jul 2, Aug 4-6, 14, Nov 7, and don't forget Felt Forum, Dec 4-7!

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Poster: mickmac Date: Oct 25, 2008 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

The entire month of December, with Pigpen and Keith, is well worth the listen. To me, it's probably one of the best months ever. Not to mention any month during '68 or '69!!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 25, 2008 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

Try this sleeper from 4/12/71...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-12.sbd.miller.31960.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 25, 2008 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions

December of 1971 would be a great place to look.
December 1971 also sports my all time favorite band line up with both Pigpen & Keith in the band, one drummer and no Donna vocalizing until 12/31/71!
The December Felt Forum shows are outstanding.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-07.sbd.miller.3375.sbeok.shnf

I also love these shows from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-14.sbd.deibert.12763.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-15.sbd.cotsman.12615.sbeok.shnf

And as William Tell mentioned already, the 11/7/71 Harding Theatre show is outstanding

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-11-07.prefm.kaplan.9570.sbeok.shnf

The 1/2/72 Winterland show is a fine little show also!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-01-02.sbd.eD.8709.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Oct 26, 2008 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Need some Great suggestions


72-03-23
Academy of Music, New York, NY

Lineage: Betty Board > Gans CD > CD > DAE > SHN

Set 2
1. Truckin'
2. Ramble On Rose
3. Two Souls In Communion
4. Mexicali Blues
5. Big Boss Man
6. Dark Star
7. Not Fade Away >
8. Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
9. Not Fade Away

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-03-23.sbd.cantor-gans.field.20676.shnf

grate 73 min > 1 disc. high energy show. dark star - thight and edgy, yet spaced out as it should b, 1 of the best ever. nfa > gdtrfb > nfa - a superb rendition that almost gets ruined with bobbys anticlimax shrieks at the end


71-10-31, dp 2 (set 2 only, again) should also b mentioned here. yet another mighty fine dark star + from that era